Jade Begay

Campaign Dir
For the Wild

Jade Begay is a multimedia artist, a filmmaker, a digital communications strategist, and an Indigenous rights and climate justice activist. Jade has partnered with organizations like 350.org, The Indigenous Environmental Network, Bioneers, Indigenous Climate Action, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network and over a dozen tribal nations to develop strategies and digital storytelling campaigns to mobilize and create more awareness and engagement around these urgent issues such as climate change and human rights. In addition, Jade is a facilitator in the Work That Reconnects, a methodology that supports activists in working with grief, anger, and apathy that emerges with this type of work. Since 2014, Jade has led groups through practices and dialogue so that activists can process their despair and connect to their individual power in order to sustain themselves emotionally and spiritually in activism work.

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